NS2 development road map ?

UncleCrunchUncleCrunch Mayonnaise land Join Date: 2005-02-16 Member: 41365Members, Reinforced - Onos Posts: 1,542 Advanced user
Is there a road map ?

I'm not talking about the Trello which is more a bunch of goal-cards on the white board (who said Agile?).

Is there target dates for the next patches to come ?

I won't judge if those objectives aren't met. It's just to get an idea of when.

thx
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  • MephillesMephilles Germany Join Date: 2013-08-07 Member: 186634Members, NS2 Map Tester Posts: 923 Advanced user
    hmmm... pretty sure they are done when they are done
    return to zero
    NordicVetinari
  • NordicNordic Long term camping in Kodiak Join Date: 2012-05-13 Member: 151995Members, NS2 Playtester, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 4,661 Advanced user
    edited July 1
    I apologize for not posting, what you are looking for OP, but this is the best UWE has published to my knowledge. In case anyone finds this thread in the future and is wondering what "the trello" thing he mentions is, you will find a link below.

    These are the trello boards that describe UWE's plans for NS2.
    *) Long term plans: https://trello.com/b/njrpasjl/ns2-roadmap
    *) Near term: https://trello.com/b/uFv64kH6/ns2-development-team
    *) Current projects and bug reports: https://trello.com/b/TVyLggmS/ns2-bug-reports

    Here is an invite to the the official NS2 discord. UWE does all their communication through discord. They announce public playtests and discuss what is coming up and more. There is a trading channel for those interested in getting the achievment. https://discord.gg/0TKQwZWu7JGxRlPT

    You can also help influence how NS2 develops by becoming a playtester. You can submit an application here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCZGlzEYuTS5zpcASKNE_kxI9QOEXHfG6682KSOUToUrbpTQ/viewform
    Post edited by Nordic on
    From my perspective UWE has been trying to both with what little resources they have given to the game. They don't have an AAA budget, let alone an indie game budget. They have the budget of a game that has been out 6 years. I want to say, don't half ass two things, whole ass one thing. I just don't think they have the resources to do it. Unlike many of the people on the forums, I guess I am just happy they are at least trying even though I may not like what they end up doing.
  • UncleCrunchUncleCrunch Mayonnaise land Join Date: 2005-02-16 Member: 41365Members, Reinforced - Onos Posts: 1,542 Advanced user
    Nordic wrote: »
    I apologize for not posting, what you are looking for OP, but this is the best UWE has published to my knowledge. In case anyone finds this thread in the future and is wondering what "the trello" thing he mentions is, you will find a link below.

    These are the trello boards that describe UWE's plans for NS2.
    *) Long term plans: https://trello.com/b/njrpasjl/ns2-roadmap
    *) Near term: https://trello.com/b/uFv64kH6/ns2-development-team
    *) Current projects and bug reports: https://trello.com/b/TVyLggmS/ns2-bug-reports

    Here is an invite to the the official NS2 discord. UWE does all their communication through discord. They announce public playtests and discuss what is coming up and more. There is a trading channel for those interested in getting the achievment. https://discord.gg/0TKQwZWu7JGxRlPT

    You can also help influence how NS2 develops by becoming a playtester. You can submit an application here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCZGlzEYuTS5zpcASKNE_kxI9QOEXHfG6682KSOUToUrbpTQ/viewform


    Thank you :
    I already found those Trellos. What's in my mind is "what will be shipped in the next patch? & when of course". I'm a little sad with the last one.
    ChubbChubbs ???

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  • NordicNordic Long term camping in Kodiak Join Date: 2012-05-13 Member: 151995Members, NS2 Playtester, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 4,661 Advanced user
    Thank you :
    I already found those Trellos.
    I understood that you already knew of those trellos, but I put them here for someone who may have your same question and not know about those trellos.
    What's in my mind is "what will be shipped in the next patch? & when of course". I'm a little sad with the last one.
    This can somewhat be answered with those trellos.

    There are three tabs on the bug reports trello that show what UWE is working on right now, and are more than likely to make it into the next patch. The "Fixed & Tested" tab shows what has been tested already. The "Need Checking (Stage 3)" is code complete but needs playtested and approved. The "In Progress" tab shows what is being worked on right now. Most of these are minor bug fixes but at this moment I see some balance changes. Just because the balance features are being tested does not mean they will go in.

    Many of the things in the bug reports trello can be seen in the NS2 Development Team Trello but with less detail. This trello describes the broad features they are working on and plan to work on. I am seeing many things in the bug reports trello about switching the workshop to UGC, which is in this trello too.

    The NS2 Roadmap is the most broad to do list with major features coming. All three of the trellos show something about the new Match Seeding System, Menu Revamp, and Player Level Progression right now. These features may come out in the next few patches.

    There are no target dates or deadlines posted. UWE is done when UWE is done. Just because it shows up in the trello's doesn't mean it will actually make it to a patch. In the recent past UWE was trying to release a patch every 2-3 weeks, but it sounded like there were complications with their build machine recently which made this last patch take longer.

    Does any of this help you understand what is coming up soon?
    From my perspective UWE has been trying to both with what little resources they have given to the game. They don't have an AAA budget, let alone an indie game budget. They have the budget of a game that has been out 6 years. I want to say, don't half ass two things, whole ass one thing. I just don't think they have the resources to do it. Unlike many of the people on the forums, I guess I am just happy they are at least trying even though I may not like what they end up doing.
  • UncleCrunchUncleCrunch Mayonnaise land Join Date: 2005-02-16 Member: 41365Members, Reinforced - Onos Posts: 1,542 Advanced user
    Nordic wrote: »
    ...
    Was doing that but it's tedious and kind of "fortune cookie" thing.

    It would be nice to have a final column (or card) stating the "ready to ship" and "will be shipped" items.
    Much more simple.
    ChubbChubbs ???

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  • thecowsaysmoothecowsaysmoo Join Date: 2008-02-02 Member: 63557Members Posts: 212 Advanced user
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